Much of Copy Fights springs from the 2001 5th Annual Cato Institute/Forbes ASAP Technology and Society conference, “The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age.” The first such event that we, the editors, were involved in as newcomers to Cato would have been impossible without the help of Cato's expert conference staff, who kept us sane prior to and during the event. They are Christie Raniszewski, Julie Johnson, Laura Major, and Megan Brumleve. Jerry Brito, manager of media relations, did a magnificent job of getting attention for the event.
The contributions of our research assistant Lucas Mast were indispensable in corresponding with our many contributors, helping us organize our conference, and helping us organize the book.
Gene Healy suffered nobly, having been charged with reviewing all of these chapters in 2002, on top of Cato's regular torrent of policy studies.
And to David Lampo for keeping the fire lit under us to get this book out on time, thanks! Finally, Mary McLaughlin did a terrific and fast copyediting job, and Patricia Bullock made all the editing changes with lightning speed.